On Saturday 13th June we thoroughly enjoyed welcoming back our Old Blues who left The Blue School prior to 1980.
Old Blues who attended the School from as far back as the 1930s enjoyed looking at materials from the School archive and taking a trip down memory around the School. Many were surprised to find that their former dormitories have been converted into luxury apartments. Saturday’s group included several wartime evacuees, during which time the School relocated to the small Welsh village of Beaumaris, with memories and photographs shared amongst old friends and former pupils.
Mr Caulkin provided our guests with an entertaining and informative review of the changes and developments that have taken place within the School over the past thirty five years, most notably the return of female students and the School’s two year redevelopment programme, completed in 2004.
Putting our Old Blues knowledge of the School to the test our guests took part in our ‘how true a Blue are you?’ quiz, presided over by Mr Caulkin. Questions included tuck shop profits and the cost of the original School building in 1725. Harry Winsor from the Class of 1969 demonstrated the breadth and depth of his Blue Coat knowledge and was awarded the evening’s true Blue prize.
We would like to thank everyone who attended the event including Rathbones who generously sponsored the evening. Thanks also goes to those who were able to donate items to the School archive, including School reports, football fixture lists and scrapbooks documenting a wealth of School events, such donations are always much appreciated.